A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.
The shootout winner for this album earned top grades and showed us a Purple Rain we had never heard before.
The best copies sound pretty much the way the best copies of most Classic Rock records sound: tonally correct, rich, clear, sweet, smooth, open, present, lively, big, spacious, Tubey Magical, with breathy vocals and little to no spit, grit, grain or grunge. That’s the sound of analog, and the best copies of Purple Rain have that sound. (more…)